Throughout our July Volunteer Month series with Volunteer Match, we'll be highlighting listings on-air from the Volunteermatch database. But we'll also be taking your on-air listings and putting them here. And we want your reports - if you follow up on an opportunity, tell us about your experience!
Listings from the 7/8 Segment:
Mentioned By Brian: Seniors Projects with New York Cares in Staten Island | Financial Work at the Somerset Art Association | Online Business Mentor at MicroMentor | English-Spanish Translator at Day One NYC | Mediation Leader at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT
Here are some tips from our listners:
Alisa Kesten from Tarrytown, NY suggests that listeners from Westchester and Putnam interested in volunteering should search www.volunteer-center.org. It is an organization that has connected 15,000 volunteers to 500 organizations.
Mark Walter from Albany, NY wants to point out that Gov. Patterson is supporting a new initiative called New Yorkers Volunteer that seeks to encourage more New Yorkers to volunteer.
Rebecca Missel from Morristown, NJ wants young Jewish adults (also welcoming of other faiths) living in Northern and Central NJ to check out Jersey Tribe, an organization that provides volunteer, philanthropic and social activities.
Andrew from the Bronx volunteers with the NYC Housing Authority in helping people looking for section 8 or other programs get placed in housing. He can be contacted at Metropolitan Residential at (212) 255- 5200.